Fredericton Police Force Announce APA Police Science Cadet Program in Fredericton

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The Fredericton Police Force (FPF) has partnered with the Atlantic Police Academy (APA) to deliver a satellite Police Science (Cadet) Program next year that will see 12 cadets trained in New Brunswick’s capital city. 

“This marks a significant milestone for the Fredericton community and our police force,” said Fredericton Police Chief Martin Gaudet.  “While we are addressing the need to expand our force to accommodate for a growing city, we are also increasing access to education right here in Fredericton. We are excited to welcome a new generation of cadets who will bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the force,” said Chief Gaudet.

The new program will be organized and hosted by the Fredericton Police Force with course material taught by FPF officers and APA instructors. On-the-job training will take place in Fredericton and upon successful completion, participants will join the Fredericton Police Force as officers with a one-year probation period and a two-year commitment to serve with the Fredericton Police Force. 

The program will see 12 cadets enrolled in Fredericton over a 32-week period. The program will include 20 weeks of instruction followed by 12 weeks of on-the-job training. The content and instructional components of the program will mirror that of the class offered in Summerside, PEI with the exception of on-site residence. 

“The Atlantic Police Academy values the important partnerships we have with Atlantic Police Agencies.  This joint endeavour allows us to support the Fredericton Police Force by delivering the Police Science (Cadet) training program right in the community. We are happy to be able to partner with Fredericton Police in the delivery of this program,” said Executive Director Jeff Minten.

“Union members of UBC 911, representing police officers, support this innovative recruitment effort.  The onboarding of new cadets will positively impact our capacity to serve and protect the community as well as strengthen our Force. The initiative supports the well-being of our members, which is paramount, as is our commitment to serve our community,” Chris Haines, president, UBC 911. 

The application period is open from May 13 - June 14, 2024. 

Details on upcoming recruitment information sessions will be announced soon. 

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